Someone, somewhere is jealous of you.

Yes, YOU!

According to at least one person, the life you are now living is the epitome of happiness and success.

Perhaps they see your life this way because they don’t realize how many problems you have.

Well, what if I told you that someone, somewhere sees all of your problems as “first world problems?”

How does that make you feel? Does that make you want to laugh at the thought of how absurd their judgments are?

Well, their perception is their reality.

It might be a big misunderstanding to you, but as far as they’re concerned, you’re living the good life.

The next time you’re inclined to assume someone else is “living the dream,” please remember this message:

If others are capable of overestimating your happiness, you’re probably capable of overestimating the happiness of others.


Neutrality Is No Friend Of Mine

What standards could a person possibly be held accountable to if they felt no sense of loss or gain by their choices? I don’t trust the person who merely believes in doing the right thing. I trust the person who feels a sense of gain in their doing of the right thing. I trust the… Continue reading Neutrality Is No Friend Of Mine

Incentives & Integrity

The existence of an incentive is not evidence of duplicity, it’s evidence of humanity. Zig Ziglar was fond of saying, “everything is sales.” What he meant was that all human interaction was driven by the desire to influence one another’s behavior in an effort to acquire some form of personal gain. It is a common… Continue reading Incentives & Integrity

Even If You’re Not Feeling Bubbly

One needn’t be cheerful in order to adopt a mature and self-determined stance in the face of creative challenges. Succeeding isn’t always accompanied by smiling. And there’s much more to the creation of a flourishing life than the fleeting, fluctuating experience of having fun. Sometimes we feel enthusiastic. Sometimes we don’t. Thích Nhất Hạnh wrote, “Feelings come and… Continue reading Even If You’re Not Feeling Bubbly

Fallacies I See: “You ALWAYS Have An Answer!”

The Preemptive Strike Fallacy: This fallacy is committed when someone assumes they’ve discredited your rebuttal to their arguments simply by forecasting the fact that you would dare to have a response at all. It’s usually expressed in the form of sarcastic statements like “I’m sure you’re going to have a response to this because you… Continue reading Fallacies I See: “You ALWAYS Have An Answer!”